How to delete the winsxs folder in windows 2008 standard

Need to free up space.  Running windows 2008 standard, not R2.  I cannot obviously apply the hotfix for R2 to clean up the folder.  Any other options?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You should NOT delete this folder at all. I think Disk Cleanup will not reduce WinSxs on this version of server. So you need to find other places to save or add disk.

Other places to save:  (1) reduce Page file usage and (2) run Disk Cleanup to remove temporary files. Both of the these actions may help.
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Wayne88Commented:
Try the free version of CCLEANER. I have installed on servers as well as workstation to free space.  It helps me keep the machines "tidy".

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
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lruiz52Commented:
You should not delete the WINSXS folder but if you check out the link below, you'll find instructions on how to clean up the WINSXS Directory instead.

 
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2014/05/13/how-to-clean-up-the-winsxs-directory-and-free-up-disk-space-on-windows-server-2008-r2-with-new-update.aspx
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That link is for R2 and the server above is not R2, so I don't know how well it applies. Disk Cleanup on the server above will not clean up WinSxs.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@oddball - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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